In July 2007, a law came into effect that banned smoking in enclosed public places in the UK. Ten years on, the number of smokers has fallen by nearly 2 million.
The number of smokers in the UK is at a record low, ten years after a blanket ban on smoking in Britain’s indoor public places was introduced. The ban was introduced ten years ago this week.
Since 2007, the number of people in the UK who smoke has dropped by 1.9 million to reach the lowest level since records began. New figures, published by Cancer Research UK, reported that there were 8.3 million smokers in 2016 compared to 10.2 million in 2007.